American Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 7

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf (23 Feb. 1982)

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A unique award-winning tale of the African-American woman's journey in America.

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Episode credited cast:
Sarita Allen ...
Sechita
Trazana Beverley ...
Crystal (as Trazana Beverly)
Laurie Carlos ...
Georgetta
Gregory T. Daniel ...
Toussaint
Jackie Davis ...
Second Man in Subway
Pedro De Pool ...
Emcee
Lisa Henley ...
Naomi
Roger Hill ...
Second Man at Barbecue
...
First Man at Barbecue
Charles Johnson ...
Boy in Subway
Oliver Lake ...
Flute Player
Jack Landron ...
Bedroom Companion
Crystal Lilly ...
Sarah
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Lu Anne (as Carol L. Maillard)
Ntozake Shange ...
Woman with baby girl
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A unique award-winning tale of the African-American woman's journey in America.

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The original Broadway production of "For Color Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange opened at the Booth Theater in New York on September 15, 1976, ran for 742 performances and was nominated for the 1977 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Trazana Beverley (won the 1977 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play), Laurie Carlos and Ntozake Shange recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Fish (1998) See more »

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Wow! This Movie is still powerful
9 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I just recently obtained a copy of this DVD. I had read the play but the flow of the DVD is much better.

The cinematography is obviously lacking because it was taken from a play to television.

I think that it would be even more moving if it was redone for the big screen. It is a powerful piece.

The writing is superior, gut wrenching, and moving.

Go find it!


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